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Old 12-04-2013, 02:16 PM
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I am just looking for options at this point. I want to get my prop refinished this winter, it has some small dings on the leading edge. I know bblades is a great place. There is also a guy here in AZ that has been doing props for a long time Seth Smith Props. Has anyone heard of him? Any other recommendations?
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I believe BBlades is running a winter special soon for prop repairs. I think in January or February
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:23 PM
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There is Ross out of Mississippi (I think?) I run one of their props, bought used, and I am happy with it. The guys from BBlades were in Key West last month and I had a chance to chat with them...Left a nice impression, I will use them in the future
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I believe BBlades is running a winter special soon for prop repairs. I think in January or February
Are the details on their site?
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DAH props.

I spoke with them a was pleased.... I'm sending my props out next month. I have heard great things about them from others. I called BBlades 4-5 time last year and never got a return call. I can't afford to have that happen when they have my props.


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Originally Posted by mptrimshop View Post
DAH props.

I spoke with them a was pleased.... I'm sending my props out next month. I have heard great things about them from others. I called BBlades 4-5 time last year and never got a return call. I can't afford to have that happen when they have my props.


http://www.dahpropellers.com/

+1 john and his son are the best in my area and they dont treat you like a customer,they treat you like a true friend..its not all about business with them and they are way reasonable then others and their quality of work is by far perfect every time..

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I had BBlades do mine a few years ago. I sent them info using their website and shipped them. I told them what I hoped to achieve, my boat specs and some rpm data.
I called them a couple weeks later to check the status and they said the info I gave them was perfect and they just finished them and were shipping them out.
Everything was done exactly like I asked. I didn't want sharp leading edges since we swim off the back and have kids. I picked up 100-150rpms(was only 200rpms away from limiter when I started) and gained 2mph at WOT.

BBlades usually runs a winter prop labbing special and posts details in the Prop Forum when it starts.

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I had BBlades do mine a few years ago. I sent them info using their website and shipped them. I told them what I hoped to achieve, my boat specs and some rpm data.
I called them a couple weeks later to check the status and they said the info I gave them was perfect and they just finished them and were shipping them out.
Everything was done exactly like I asked. I didn't want sharp leading edges since we swim off the back and have kids. I picked up 100-150rpms(was only 200rpms away from limiter when I started) and gained 2mph at WOT.

BBlades usually runs a winter prop labbing special and posts details in the Prop Forum when it starts.
btw,,,i picked up 6 mph on my 18...i have a few friends that picked 4-6 mph as well
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mptrimshop.

I'm sorry to hear you were not able to get ahold of us . We take every phone call serious and return every call we receive if we can't take it live. Sometimes in the middle of summer we will get behind on some return calls. However, you will receive a call back and a voice mail if we do not reach you. It really bothers me when I hear that we dropped the ball on a phone call! We believe every customer is a new friend. We take pride in the fact that we are still serving customers I got to know over 20 years ago during my old Mercury Marine days.

Yes, this year we will be having a winter special in Jan. and Feb. Watch our web site for details.

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As far as speed gains from Lab Finishing, it is really relative to the application and to it's current numbers and efficiency. We have had applications gain from 0-8 mph due to our processes. One thing that we have been doing for years that other shops are now trying to achieve is to Lab specific to the boat. We use our proprietary recipes as a starting point and modify the recipe from there to accomplish the desired goal of the boat owner. This could be speed specific or boat attitude and handling. Most of the time speed results are in the 2-4 mph gains. Getting results larger than that are often due to poor set up from the beginning. I typically know if we are going to have larger than normal gains. Again, it isn't always about speed, it is about reaching a desired goal.
We do work on and sell propellers for everything from trolling motors to offshore turbine race boats.
There are many propeller shops out there and a bunch of really good ones. Make sure that the folks you choose are experienced in your application. The "in your area" bass boat prop guy turned performance prop specialist might not be the guy you want working on your Fountain, Donzi or Skater.

Please let us know if we can answer any questions for you.

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I have 2 sets of mirage + 25's for my boat. Now you guys have tossing the idea around about sending one set to Blades and a set to another........ See what happens..... Run them both on same day back to back



I'll wait see the winter special
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